A baby, an MBA midterm and the state's third-ranked St. John Bosco-Bellflower.
That's three days of drama for Clovis North High football coach Cory Hall.
And the 36-year-old Bakersfield bundle of brash would have it no other way.
"I'm juggling," he says. "I don't get much sleep. Peel back the layers; if people only new."
Jump into his Nikes for a minute:
Wednesday: In the morning, his wife, Sarah, gives birth to a baby girl at Clovis Community Hospital, and London's a whopper — 10 pounds, 3 ounces and 21 inches; in the afternoon, Hall makes about an hour of his team's practice; and in the evening, he prepares for that night's midterm exam in pursuit of his MBA.
Thursday: In the morning, he visits wife and daughter at the hospital; at noon, runs practice for two hours; and in the evening, takes the exam online through Cal Lutheran. The former Fresno State standout safety and six-year pro has a bachelor's in business organizational management.
Today: Will leave at 5 a.m. for the drive to the Los Angeles area and connect with his team at a hotel near St. John Bosco. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with the Braves, who have 10 players with college scholarship offers.
Clovis North, ranked second in the Central Section by The Bee and No. 17 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports, has at least eight college prospects.
"This the kind of environment I like," says Hall, 23-5 with two section titles (Division I and II) just a game into his third season with the Broncos. "The bigger the competition, the more challenging it is for me."
The state's marquee intersectional game on the road against a Southern Section heavyweight won't be a novel experience for Clovis North.
The Broncos can only hope it won't be a duplicate.
It comes nine months after they lost 28-7 against Long Beach Poly for the Southern California D-I championship.
That Jackrabbits team, of similar ilk as St. John Bosco, was stacked with college-courted talent and hardened by elite SoCal competition.
Clovis North returns several prominent starters from the 12-2 team that captured the section D-I title in its first year in the division.
"That helps, definitely," Hall says. "So now it's not uncharted territory. We've been there before; we've seen this type of team before. I told the boys, it will be all about execution. The game plan is set, and it's a great game plan."
That's Hall, 36, who coaches on a pogo stick.
He's confident. He's animated. He's emotional. And his players reflect the personality.
"They run through the wall for him," Edison coach Matt Johnson says. "They play for him as we all want our players to play for us as coaches."
But with the passion comes a caveat.
Sometimes the Broncos' RPM redlines, such as the first 13 minutes of last Friday's 47-25 opening win over Atascadero, when they committed a combination of four unsportsmanlike conduct and personal foul penalties.
"I like competition," says Hall, who followed his days at Stockdale and South highs and a Fresno State career by playing in the NFL for Cincinnati and Atlanta from 1999-2004. "That's why I do a lot of what I do.
"People take me the wrong way sometimes because I'm an extremist when I compete. But I don't know any other way but all out."
A baby? A midterm? A state showdown?
In three days?
That's driving the needle to an extreme.
"Yeah," he says with a laugh, "I've been preoccupied. But great stuff comes in 10 pounds and 3 ounces. I'm a happy man."